SEIU Local 32BJ

Political/Community Organizer

Based in the New York City, NY office

The Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ seeking a full-time Political/Community Organizer to support the union’s campaigns around new development.

32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the East coast, with over 163,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC. The Union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care. Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest labor union.

The organizer will help ensure that residential and commercial real estate development in New York City creates good building service jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits. The organizer will work with 32BJ members, the union’s political, organizing, field, research, and legal teams, and community partners on campaigns to win labor standards and organizing rights at new developments citywide.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Organizing and Event Coordination: Organize actions, mobilizations, and member and community meetings, track and attend public hearings, draft and present testimony
  • Political Engagement: Assist in educating and lobbying elected officials and monitoring political and public policy developments relevant to real estate development and land use
  • Community Relationships: Build and manage organizational partnerships and represent 32BJ in coalitional work around development issues
  • Membership Development: Develop trainings and lead workshops for members on new development and provide support for members volunteering on new development campaigns
  • Campaign Planning: Assist in developing campaign strategy and lead in creating plans for member and community engagement
  • Additional Campaign Support: Duties may include phone banking, database work, and developing campaign materials

The Organizer should be prepared to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and occasional holidays, depending on the demands of the campaign.


  • Strong commitment to progressive social change
  • Previous experience in labor, community, or political organizing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work well under tight deadlines in a team environment
  • Understanding of land use process in New York City a plus
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Our benefit package includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision plans for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Local 32BJ is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply
Please send a résumé and letter of interest to Human Resources at HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Political” in the Subject line of your email.

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